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Feb 8, 2013 1:00pm PST
don't miss it. >>> from whiteouts to red tape to sandy victims. so mad at the government red tape she wrapped her house in it. >>> and now that he is on his way out, did we just hear the transportation secretary call all that stimulus a waste of time? hi. hi. i'm here to pick up some cacti. it should be under stephens. the verizon share everything plan for small business. get a shareable pool of data... got enough joshua trees? ... on up to 25 devices. so you can spend less time... yea, the golden barrels... managing wireless costs and technology and more time driving your business potential. looks like we're going to need to order more agaves... ah! oh! ow! ... and more bandages. that's powerful. sharble data plus unlimited talk and text. now save $50 on a droid razr maxx hd by motorola. >> what did you just say, ray? after four years on the job and more than 300 billion taxpayer dollars for transportation projects, ray la hood pushing to spend even more cash on what he calls a bold plan to fix america's roads and he says you'll be on board. >> i tone think you'd be turning off peopl
FOX Business
Feb 21, 2013 4:00pm EST
's proposals to cut government red tape for getting new projects approved. dave, sandra? david: incredible. petering thank you. if the spending goes through, it could provide a boost for companies like caterpillar, granite construction, volcan materials, companies that rely on government contracts. we'll watch the story and these stocks for you. beeter barnes, thanks again. sandra: do you know there's 19 strategic metals and minerals on which the u.s. is 100% import dependent? there's serious demand for the items, especially high-tech ones. up next, find out why government red tape slows growth right here at home. david: we have the materials right here underground. plus, we have oil falling. you are not seeing it reflected at the pump, are you? actually, the cost of filling your tank could be going even higher as oil goes lower. what's going on? we'll tell you why coming up. ♪ @í david: one the few banks that turned down t.a.r.p. funding five years ago was frost bankers, reviewed, even though panicky trading officials warned few would survive, but they not only survived, but thrived on
Feb 18, 2013 8:00am PST
. there was a huge celebration at court, too. that was a very, very good shot. cool. so drowning in red tape. four months after superstorm sandy, many homeowners still cannot get insurance money to repair their homes. some of them are going broke while they wait. our own deb feyerick joins us from new york. what's the oldup here? >> it's crazy. you have more than 6,000 people either living in hotels or partially rebuilt homes. the money they need is so close. yet nay can't get their hands on it. it's not the insurance company. the insurance companies have actually distributed the money. but they give it to the lenders. and so the name on the check is both the homeowner and the lender. the lender has the money. the lender wants proof that in fact there's either damage or the repairs have been made. okay. sounds reasonable. except a lot of people just don't have the extra cash. the thousands that they need to rebuild those homes. and so there's just an enormous amount of frustration that's going on. people are begging to have their money released. and the new york governor is saying look, fanny, fre
Comedy Central
Feb 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
on in 1995 but cannot file the proper paperwork. >> jon: oh, red tape! they tried to ratify the 13th amendment all the way back in 1995. [ laughter ] inspired no doubt by that year's blockbuster i know what did you 130 summers ago. [ laughter ] then there was the 18-year paperwork malfunction. what did happen with the paperwork. >> their former secretary of dick mulfis failed to send a copy of resolution to the federal registrar. >> jon: classic dick mulfis. i'm sure he meant to file it properly. here is my impression of him mailing it to the federal registrar. oh, i'm so glad we did this. that's really nice. let me put this in the mailbox. [laughter] i imagine that will get there tout suite. who cleaned up the mess? >> the current mississippi secretary of state dilb rerks rerksdilbert hoseman. >> jon: he cleaned up for dick, huh? i can't wait for the[cheers and] >> jon: welcome back. my guest tonight is a free lance journalist. her new book is called "pound foolish" discussing the personal finance industry. helaine olen, hello. >> thank you for having me. >> jon: thank you for joini
Feb 9, 2013 1:15pm EST
bureaucratic red tape. you may remember, last year, i called for state agencies to work with the reformed small business regulatory review board to identify unnecessary, obsolete, and burdensome regulations. in a survey, we asked employers what we can do to help them create jobs in the upcoming year and the most common answer was decrease the amount of state regulations. tonight, i am pleased to release this report, which identifies over 300 rule modifications in 218 administrative code chapters. making these changes will make it easier to do business in the state, while maintaining the safety and health of our citizens. speaker vos has also made this a looks forward to working with legislature to improve our state's regulatory climate. while our number one priority is helping people create jobs, our next priority is filling those jobs with qualified workers. one of the strengths of doing business in wisconsin is the work ethic of our people. moving forward, we need enough skilled workers ready to fill those that will be open tomorrowsurvey after survey shows a tremendous need for skilled worke
Feb 15, 2013 4:30am PST
the research center. that investigation right now is being held up by some red tape. the congressmen say classified weapons and know how may have been illegally transferred to other countries including china. they also say the u.s. attorney's office in northern california wants to bring criminal charges but that investigation being blocked by the justice department. nasa is now commenting at this point saying it would be inappropriate to discuss any possible investigation. >>> as we continue to following a developing story out of south africa this morning where olympian oscar pistorius learned he'll face a premeditated murder charge against his girlfriend. pistorius reportedly went openly as prosecutors announced their course of action against the athlete. this is video of pistorius leaving jail for the courtroom earlier this morning. his girlfriend seen here, reeva steenkamp was shot and killed at the olympian's home. she was a model and budding reality tv star. pistorius will remain in jail until his bail hearing early next week. >>> after spending five wild days adrift out at sea, a l
Feb 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
building war vessels, but they met nothing but red tape from the city. nbc's stephanie chuang has the story. >> reporter: it was the cold war. >> mr. gorbachev, tear down this wall. >> reporter: more than 41 submarines ready to act in the cold war. the submarine built here at the shipyard dating back to the 1850s. parts of it are on display at the historic park museum. the part many care about is the sale. >> it's what you saw when you saw the boats coming home. >> reporter: the heaviest part of the sale is the history. history that has been sitting locked up behind the fence for years. >> this is where the jail is in jail. >> reporter: now sale our sale. a group of workers is fighting to free the sale from the fenced off area and move it across the street to aldon park. the hope is to use it to pay tribute. >> a memorial to chose who beuit her and sailed her. that's why. i'm sorry. that's why this is so special. >> reporter: it's especially emotional for bill and his friends who created the group. the city stalled their efforts. >> they took our $800 that it cost to apply. >> reporter: tha
Feb 13, 2013 11:00pm PST
. albany was rumored to be the prefered location for the new store but red tape and public opositon in that small town was too much for the chain to contend with and berkeley was happy to have the new store. this is all part of a bigger plan to develop the gilman district into a sustainable shopping magnet for the city. when all the rentovations are done and the new employees are hired, the new whole foods will be open in this location in early 2014. i'm jeff bush in berkeley, kron four news. >> jacqueline: temperatures in the 40's and mild. we are seeing some fog with reduced visibility. slightly reduced and areas of patchy fog in the north bay. and for tomorrow but it will be warmer overnight. noticeably warmer tomorrow afternoon. if you like today you are going to like tomorrow. i will tell you how long this warming trend will last. >> pam: this deadly accident takes the lives of four teenagers and barry bonds is fighting his of obstruction of justice and a detailed look at the troubling past of the man is the main suspect behind kevin collins disappearance. [ female announcer ]
Feb 18, 2013 5:00am EST
red-tape nddaccused banks of &pfaiiing to release more than 200 million ollars worthhof innurance. thh problem is some lenders rrquire proof the repair hassbeen made, before they will reimmurse for the cost of that repair. there's a & lot of older ppople here that, any monee..and they're bbing told hata youuknow, do 30 percent of hh work and then &pthe oney. do 50 percent of the work, yyu'll get 50 percent of the moneethey reason they do that i ttink is thht hey are scareddyou will get check and leavee&and leave them with a propprty 3&pbuu e have invvsted a lot of money in the house and this ii our home...baaks contacted by cnn including ells fargoo jp &pdistributed more than 75% of insurance money. tte hall's portgage lender, who they 33respoodd you know we came here to live the ameeican dream and now we are living the american niihtmare because they are holling our money anddwe cant get anddits not ffir its not faar on anyoneeand everybody is in the same posiiion every -3 body like i said to ou a&.i who has hhd a dime!!!!! and &pthe wait
Feb 20, 2013 11:00pm EST
is part of reason for the red tape and delay. >> thank you. replacement for the polar orbiting satellite is not expected unstill 2017. >>> -- until 2017. >>> another encouraging sign maryland students are best prepared in the nation. more maryland students passed ap exams last year than any other state in the nation. more african american students in maryland passed the exams than ever before. >>> hotel horror. how guest complaints about low water pressure lead to a murder investigation downtown los angeles. >>> a mother arrested for the entertainer she hired at heifer son's birthday -- at her son's birthday party. >>> someone in maryland is walking around with a $26 million lottery ticket. >>> wintery end to the week. i will have a complete first warning forecast coming up next >> it is clear and 25 degrees in central maryland. the complete first warning weather forecast is coming up. >>> firefighters in china are faced with saving a 2-year-old boy trapped inside a washing machine. they were called to the home after the mother could not get
Feb 5, 2013 11:00pm EST
. >> just two blocks the signs of purple with red tape. police say a fight happened at the corner of howard and fayette to celebrate the super bowl win was ending. >> the ambulance came and they were trying to revive him. >> three people were stabbed between 16-18 years old. one went under cardiac arrested, the second in critical condition and the other in serious condition. >> the mcdonald's shut down for the afternoon. the stabbing was outside of the restaurant. >> we know so far it was an isolated incident. they knew their attackers. >> cameras are helping homicide detectives and looking for at least one suspect. >> violence again, even with the deterrent of police officers and helicopter and people celebrate, people still have to resort to violence over something petty. >> something the police were planning weeks before the ravens win. >> they stopped everything. >> and tonight police say cameras in that area have given they leads but so far no suspect information. cheryl o'connor. >> thanks for that report. coming back after the weather we'll look at the parade and the best moments fro
Feb 8, 2013 11:00pm EST
the mountain of red tape they had to climb to get her. darcy spencer is in vienna with the story. >> lilly is the late addition to th family. this -- to this family. this is possibly the last russian orphan to be adopted by an american family. >> she deserves mom and i daddy and a sister. so it was a great feeling to take her out of there. >> her journey from a russian orphanage, where lived on tea and crushed biscuits are over. >> it was out of my control and out of my hands, and just sit and wait. the unknown. >> the uncertainty was tough. >> it was painful. >> when she went to russia to get lilly, there were legal problems and holdups and other challenges. but working with the state department, u.s. embassy and russian courts she got the final go ahead so take lilly to america. >> just drive out of there as fast as we could. literally. just run. take her and run. >> for many months, lilly's room sat empty, but now she is here, her room and this home are now complete. >> the family had previously adopted patty from russia, now she has a little sister from her home land to grow up with. t
FOX Business
Feb 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
with the president, he said we'll cut the red tape, the red tape has not been cut, i met with andrew cuomo, he said things will be done, they have not been done, they have not walked in our neighborhoods, they have not been there they justment t want to do the quick, we got a notice of the change in sea level, i know that i might have to raise my house 10 feet, that is $10,000 per foot you raise. i called my insurance company, today, and they tell me, you might be qualified for 30,000 but you need a letter from your politician that says youer forced to raise your house, this is this there are way that governor and city will force people, because, if i have to raise my house 10 fight that dollars 100,000. >> what if said, tomorrow offered you a check for it, would you take it? >> i built this house, i built it , i am rebuilding it, i have my brothers, my nieces andny nephews, every day, or every weekend, building uputting screws in the floor, new beams, we have been doing the work, you know it is not a house, this is a part of a joy and pride they help me rebuild this it will be my home, with my wif
FOX News
Feb 13, 2013 3:00pm PST
red tape and speeding up new oil and gas permits. >> it would be a change in policy since the obama administration has been steadily reducing them. >> in the past four years the leases offshore has gone down 46%. >> 96% of the boom and production is private land. in north dakota, for instance, the unemployment rate is 3.2% in part because it acts so much faster than the administration. >> it takes ten days to get a permit to drill in north dakota. 307 days on average for government land. >> if it moves factor, critics see huge job potential. >> we would have $2 million more jobs -- 2 million more jobs in 30 years. >> both sides are concerned it didn't mention the keystone xl pipeline last night, issue that commits environmental from some unions that say keystone xl creates 20,000 high-paying jobs. >> those are shovel ready jobs. all he has to do is pencil in his signature and they will go to work. >> the president did give a nod to environmentalists, promising to act on what he described as the dangers of climate change. >> if congress want act soon to protect future generations, i
Feb 20, 2013 11:00am PST
-private partnership to attract financing that they have as a partnership to rebuild america and cutting red tape to get permits. sounds like a decent start. >> those are well-tested ideas. they like to see government deal with red tape and infrastructure is popular. those are solid ideas that the president can try to campaign on, if you will. he has the power of the office and the reach of the office that gives him a real advantage in this debate over the sequester cuts. being able to do those interviews across the country in key markets where there will likely be a profound impact and do an effect where he has himself surrounded by 50 responders. those are powerful queues to the public. the president is playing the game of going around congress and connect with citizens, hoping that will built pressure. what i'm hearing from both parties on the hill is that there is a expectation that march 1st will come and go and these cuts will go into effect and many say they expect there will be recalibration. will it take a couple of weeks or months to see where is the pressure point to get both parties b
Feb 17, 2013 4:00pm PST
still waiting for insurance money. new york's governor blamed unnecessary red tape and accused banks of failing to release more than $200 million worth of insurance. the problem is some lenders require proof the repair has been made before they will reimburse for the cost of that repair. >> there's a lot of older people here that, you know, that just don't have any money and they're being told that, you know, do 30% of the work and then they'll get 30% of the money. do 50% of the work and you will get 50% of the money. >> the reason they do that i think is they're scared that you're going to get the check and leave and leave them with a property that's not sellable. you know, but we've invested a lot of money in this house, you know, and it's our home. >> banks contacted by cnn, including wells fargo, jpmorgan, citi bank, and bank of america tell cnn they have distributed more than 75% of all insurance money. the halls' mortgage lender, who they asked we not name, did not respond. >> we came here to live the american dream and now we're living the american nightmare because they're h
Feb 19, 2013 4:30am PST
much government and red tape in california. >>> a fee that pays for fire prevention services in california's rural areas is under fire again. the state started collecting the fee from rural property owners last year. now governor brown wants to expand it and opponents are trying to kill it. one concern is that money has been funneled from wildfire damage settlements into a special account. another is that the fee has been used for wildfire investigations and not preventive measures. >>> 4:51. a deadly virus now spreading and it resembles sars. >> the symptoms and where people are getting infected. plus -- >> how two lotto winners managed to blow up their house while they were celebrating with their winnings. >> and it played out like a hollywood heist. how thieves made off with $50 million worth in diamonds. >>> hi-def doppler radar picking up some rainfall around the bay area. i think it may be tracking a little snow later. we'll talk about that coming up. >> bring your chains to the sierra. closer to home, bay area bridges off to a g
Feb 17, 2013 10:00am EST
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Feb 19, 2013 6:00am PST
intimidating. sometimes it takes too long. it is too complicated. for real red tape of process is something less certainly exists with small businesses try to get into public contracts the work. those are two roles we play, separate from the access to credit roll. on the financing side, sba plays a role across a wide spectrum in terms of who we partner with and what kinds of loans sba is able to guarantee. we are not a direct lender or guarantee lender. we have a couple of program he says, just to give you a sense, and i will let eric talk about the microlending side, but we have a microloan program to deal with the early stage client looking for a small loan under $50,000, down to, really, $10,000. for those businesses that are not viable in any real way but have a great idea, have some abilities to show that they have a good plan and really need to be able to get some early stage financing. that is kind of a non- traditional source of capital that exists out there. the main sba programs are guaranteed loan programs, and we act essentially as a guarantor, insuring the bank that if you make
Feb 5, 2013 6:00am EST
side helps cut through the red tape to get this beautiful ciliatfacility up and running, tonight at 5:00. >> its hockey night at the verizon center. >> the capitals play against the maple leafs and they're looking to rebound after a nasty night. lost to the pittsburgh penguins on sunday. that was super bowl sunday. capitals players said they did not play as bad as the score indicated and the need to capitalize on their scoring chances. the game is tonight at 7:00. what is this? >> that the nicklas backstrom knome. >> you have these tonight at the game? >> yes, tonight at a hockey game. >> it's a collector's item. it's another reason to go to the capitals game tonight. >> we have another half-hour ahead. >> john city gets covered in purple as baltimore appears to honor the ravens. >> we want to take a live look outside. 35 degrees. whether you're a ham & cheese at noon a turkey-cheddar-bacon in the afternoon or a tuna salad when the job is done sandwich on your terms with any of dunkin's freshly made bakery sandwiches for just $2.99. america runs on dunkin'. she's in
Feb 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
by red tape in hard-hit union beach. >> i am just fighting to try to get what i deserve to get my family in here. i think it is ridiculous. i think -- a lucht othot of oth waiting for insurance. damage estimates here, $3 million, $4 million. the owner says he has yet to see a dime coming in to help him rebuild. >> it's coming out of future earnings, a lot of bank loans, it is a broad leap of faith. >> but he is determined to reopen at least partially by spring. >> this thing is going to run again. >> his workmen and volunteers have helped rescue pieces of the place. things we saw scattered in the muddy streets days after the storm. but ride still need repair. flood damaged buildings await renovation. and he awaits word from officials about rebuilding the protective berm that failed in the storm. through it all, he is staying jersey strong. >> there is people a lot worse off than us. people that have very little hope of rebuilding. people whose lives have been shattered. not us. we'll be fine. we will rebuild. we are rebuilding. >> tonight as many as 1,300 people are still out of their ho
Feb 24, 2013 2:30pm EST
red tape and other barriers to success, and ensuring our schools are home to the very best teachers and principals with their of valuation and support systems. our reforms and initiatives are particularly focused on the teaching profession as a list -- as a linchpin of success. recognizing their state and local leaders across the country are working to gather to support an incentivize innovations to grow school leaders and teachers. earlier this month i was proud to announce a historical aberration partnership with our state department of education and our two statewide teacher unions. we will create a competitive grant process to seek out innovation and best practices to attract top teachers and school leaders, and to retain them. teachers should be recognized for their hard work and should be supported in their efforts. as a nation we must work to strengthen and evaluate the teaching profession so that we can build upon our success as today and began recruiting the next generation of great teachers. the goal of this session is to highlight successful strategies and best practices
FOX News
Feb 6, 2013 10:00am PST
later why some people cannot cut through the red tape and get back inside their home. >> we're living in one room, one room. now, you tell me what mom and woman can stay in one room 24 hours a day. >> every day is a struggle to obtain affordable food, transportation and the basic necessities, like soap and laundry detergent and to have clean clothes. >> developing now, there's a heart breaking update on victims still suffering more than three months after super storm sandy slammed into the northeast. thousands of people in new york and new jersey are caught in a nightmare of red tape, it's keeping them from getting back into their homes and forcing taxpayers to pick up the tab in the interim. and trace picked up the story from our west coast news room, hey, trace. >> reporter: i think a hundred days later the best way to tell the story to show the pictures. this is astounding, you're talking about, two days ago in rockaway beach. thousands and thousands of family people want to rebuild their homes. the debris has not been touched. they're not months away from normal, they're years a
FOX News
Feb 6, 2013 1:00pm EST
in a nightmare of red tape, it's keeping them from getting back into their homes and forcing taxpayers to pick up the tab in the interim. and trace picked up the story from our west coast news room, hey, trace. >> reporter: i think a hundred days later the best way to tell the story to show the pictures. this is astounding, you're talking about, two days ago in rockaway beach. thousands and thousands of family people want to rebuild their homes. the debris has not been touched. they're not months away from normal, they're years away. the numbers. 81,000 new york and new jersey families now applied for rental assistance from fema. 4,000 families as we talk right now are still in hotels in new york and new jersey, at a cost to fema of 71 million dollars, it's costing new jersey and new york millions on top of that. this man and his family, he said he finally had to accepted the kids to go live with their grandparents, listen to him. >> we get no answers, we've been abandoned by red cross, fema, seems like they're nonexistent right now. we just need help. we need housing. we need food. a lot of peo
Feb 9, 2013 5:00am PST
with feds wraps home in red tape. yes. it's been more than three months since superstorm sandy left her moment a battered wreck. our new york station reports she and some neighbors wrapped the house in red tape as a symbolic protest. >> that should get the message across. >> like that. >>> how about this one. courtney faults "lincoln," says spielberg goofed. congressman joe courtney as saying steven spielberg's "lincoln" shoes them voting 2-1. now, courtney says in fact, if four- four-member delegation voted in favor. it's asking for the movie to be changed before it's releaseded on dvd. >> good luck. finally, receipt includes discount for well behaved kids. the website knocked four bucks off a check for family meal because the kids behaved themselves at the table. it says if only all restaurants did this. you know, that's a really interesting idea. >> kids should get lollipops for that too. not just the parents. >> you've got to give the kids the incentive, not the parents. >> exactly. coming up next. it's big and it's bad. the latest on the northeastern blizzar
Feb 17, 2013 3:00am PST
than 6,000 families still waiting for insurance money. new york's governor blamed unnecessary red tape and accused banks of failing to release $200 million worth of insurance. the problem is some lenders require proof the repair has been made before they will reimburse for the cost of that repair. >> a lot of older people here that, you know, that just don't have any money and they're being told that, you know, do 30% of the work and then they'll get 30% of the work. get 50% of the work, you'll get 50% of the money. >> the reason that they do that, they're scared you're going to get the check and leave them, leave them with a property that's not sellable. you know, but we've invested a lot of money in this house. you know, it's our home. >> reporter: banks contacted by cnn including wells fargo, jpmorgan, citibank and bank of america tell cnn they've distributed more than 75% of all insurance money. the hall's mortgage lender, who they ask we did not name did not respond. >> we came here to live the american dream and now we're living the american nightmare because they're holding our
Feb 9, 2013 2:15pm EST
red tape in order to speed up the availability of life-saving drugs and treatment and reprioritizing existing federal research spending. funds currently spent by the government on social science including on politics of all things, will be better spent helping find cures to diseases. scientific break-throughs are the result of and helped contribute to america's being the world's capital of innovation and opportunity in nearly every field. for this and many other reasons, people across the globe want to become part of our country. we must never diminish that desire or worse, become a place that is no longer desirable. it's no secret that there are more than 11 million people here illegally, many of whom have become part of the fabric of our country. they like us have families and dreams. while we are a nation that allows anyone to start anew, we are also a nation of laws and that's what makes tackling the issue of immigration reform so difficult. in looking to solve this problem soon, we've got to balance respect for the rule of law and respect for those waiting to enter this country
FOX Business
Feb 13, 2013 6:00pm EST
and privacy. gerri: but is more red tape the way to wage war on cyberattacks? tuning out is the managing director at madigan economics and a visiting scholar from the american enterprise institute. welcome to the show, well, we probably don't even know the scope of all these cyberattacks. some 198. what would the president's executive order due to prevent that? >> well, not very much. what the president has done is -- it can really be called a press release. first of all, he said they are going to share information with the private sector about the nature of cyberattacks. you would think they would have been doing that anyway and we wouldn't need an executive order to make that happen. secondly, they are going to create a committee under the department of commerce. anyone might wonder how well that will go on the face of it. but that will supposedly create some voluntary standards. there is another one on the department of homeland security that is designed to encourage the private sector to adopt these voluntary standards, which has a lot of people worried about how voluntary standards
FOX Business
Feb 5, 2013 7:00pm EST
of seven years because of all the bureaucratic red tape. >> after a progressive and labor leaders met with president obama today, the afl-cio richard trumka said the status quo does not work. >> you were talking about trying to fix a broken system, a system that does not work for anybody in the country. talking about common sense comprehensive reform. >> fixing it can be so tricky and a bipartisan group of house lawmakers has been meeting secretly trying to hammer a deal . expected to unveil a very detailed plan. perhaps legislative language in the next week. lou: another plan. thank you very much. fox news chief congressional correspondent. well, but the obama administration in a bipartisan senate gang of eight are now pushing comprehensive immigration reform proposals. our first guest tonight urged a thoughtful, incremental approach during today's judiciary committee hearing. >> this will be a massive undertaking with implications for the future direction of our nation. as such, we must to move forward methodically and evaluate this issue in stages, taking care to fully that the pro
FOX Business
Feb 7, 2013 6:00pm EST
for major snowstorm. however, we are still dealing with the aftermath of another storm, sandy. but the red tape surrounding fema's national flood insurance program is leaving homeowners and businesses out in the cold with more on this, stephen moore, editorial board member for the wall street journal. welcome to the show. always great to have you here. >> thank you. gerri: you look like you're in a safe, warm place, which is good. [laughter] it's going to be a doozy, right? >> two feet of snow. gerri: i want you to hear what chris christie, the governor of new jersey, had to say. boy, is he upset with fema. here he is. >> people need to know how much money they're going to have from their flood insurance to be able to rebuild, repair their homes. the national flood insurance plan has stunk. gerri: it stunk. you heard that, and i think he's probably got it right. why can't the federal government get money out to people in these kinds of cases? >> you know, gerri, it's a little frustrating that governor christie is saying what he's saying right now about the fact that fema hasn't perform per
FOX News
Feb 12, 2013 3:00am PST
, it would not cover his family. just him personally. his disability claim is somewhere stuck in the red tape. i've had some e-mails from other people who i've served who have said that this is a big huge problem. that right now, eight-month delay for v.a. benefits. unfortunately, that's not unusual. he said the processing time has increased from six to 18 months. >> steve: this particular guy has neck, back and eye injuries and the average time to process a claim through the v.a. is nine months. the red tape is overwhelming. we've got to take care of our veterans better. here is a statement from the navy in response to this article. quote, we take seriously the safety and security of our people, as well as our responsibility to assist sailors making a transition to civilian life. without more information about this particular case, it would be difficult to determine the degree to which our transition programs succeed. the navy knows who this guy is. >> brian: phil bronstein talked about what he's looking at now in the future. >> these guys are not jason bourn. they're tough, they're resilien
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Feb 5, 2013 3:00pm PST
the bureaucratic red tape. >> after progressives led with president obama today, the status quo doesn't work. >> we were talking about trying to fix a broken system. a system that doesn't work for anybody in the country. we were talking about common sense comprehensive reform. >> fixing it can be so tricky a bipartisan group has a meeting secretly to hammer out a deal. sources say it's expected they'll roll out a more detailed plan than the senate group did by next week. >>> f.b.i. data indicate a dropoff in federal background checks for gun sales in january after a surge at the end of last year. the ap reports the system processed less than 2.5 million checks last month, down from more than 2.78 million in december. many retailers say they're out of stock following big sales after the newtown shootings in mid december. >>> the future of a electric cars may be getting dimmer. that's later on. next, batteries of another kind. american patriot missile batteries next door to a civil war. this is for real this time. step seven point two one two. rify and lock. command is locked. five seconds. three, tw
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Feb 25, 2013 2:00pm PST
not pay for part-time workers for sick leave? >> eric: welcome to the obama business environment with red tape, bureaucracy, and obamacare doing everything they can to crush -- this hurts most the small and medium-size businesses with 35-45 people. you can't go over 50. if you go over 50 you get nailed with all these things. they are literally going to keep employers lower so they don't get nailed with this stuff. >> kimberly: this is very cost, you know, expensive in terms of trying to cover. like greg said, pay for the person who is there and pay for the person home sick. at the same time, if you will in the food industry, right, obviously, waiters and waitresses that rely on tips. >> dana: i'll get an example and get you to comment on this. two examples. one of them if you are a waitress or waiter or food server, you don't want to make other people sick. is it the more responsible to thing to stay home and give, have the employers pay that perp and if you work at a preschool and kids bring in germs. one woman had to take two weeks off because she had the flu. she wasn't given sick leav
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